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PH31086: WIM EXCEPTION IN WSADMIN USING RMI WITH / CHARACTER IN USERNAME

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • WIM exception observed when running wsadmin shell using
    connection type RMI when username contains a '/' character,
    which is the default realm delimiter.
    
    CWWIM4537E No principal
    is found from the 'xxxx' principal name.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  All users of IBM WebSphere Application      *
    *                  Server                                      *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: wsadmin.bat/sh fails to connect with    *
    *                      server via RMI port due to              *
    *                      authentication                          *
    *                      error if username contains '/'          *
    *                      character(s).                           *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    The username that contains one or more '/' is incorrectly
    interpreted as realm/username in the login logic via RMI port.
    

Problem conclusion

  • The bug was fixed.
    
    The fix for this APAR is targeted for inclusion in fix pack
    8.5.5.20 and 9.0.5.7. For more information, see 'Recommended
    Updates for WebSphere Application Server':
    https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/715553
    

Temporary fix

  • Use SOAP port.
    

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PH31086

  • Reported component name

    WEBSPHERE APP S

  • Reported component ID

    5724J0800

  • Reported release

    900

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2020-10-29

  • Closed date

    2021-02-12

  • Last modified date

    2021-02-12

  • APAR is sysrouted FROM one or more of the following:

  • APAR is sysrouted TO one or more of the following:

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    WEBSPHERE APP S

  • Fixed component ID

    5724J0800

Applicable component levels

[{"Line of Business":{"code":"LOB36","label":"IBM Automation"},"Business Unit":{"code":"BU053","label":"Cloud & Data Platform"},"Product":{"code":"SSEQTP","label":"WebSphere Application Server"},"Platform":[{"code":"PF025","label":"Platform Independent"}],"Version":"900"}]

Document Information

Modified date:
14 February 2021